Seattle, WA (1 location)
- USPTA Certified
- Years Teaching: 10
- Years Playing: 24
- Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches: Juniors, Adults, Seniors
I teach tennis lessons to anyone and everyone. Never touched a racket? No problem! Do you want to go up a level, make the high school team, or be able to play with friends? Kids, high schoolers, adults, couples, and groups.
USPTA level 2 Certified, Tennis Serve Specialist. Worked with Rick Macci (coach of 5 world #1 ones including Williams sisters and Andy Roddick), Jose Higuras (head of U.S. high performance program), Jeff Salzsentein (former top 100 player), Hans Podlipnik (Wimbledon QFist), and many others. Head high school coach for 11 years, active tournament player, patient teacher.
Passionate about helping underserved kids throughout Seattle learn tennis and have organized and connected with many initiatives to do so.
My goal is to help you achieve your goals whether that be improving technique or beginning to learn to play. To that extent, I am fairly flexible in my approach. For beginners, I focus on technique, proper grips, and generating topspin. To do this, I focus on hand feeding a lot of balls early on to develop proper technique and to train the muscle memory. Specifically, I teach a semi-western forehand, two-handed backhand, volley fundamentals, split stepping, proper footwork and serve mechanics. I also work with students who have one-handed backhands. I am a big believer in putting in a lot of time on the serve and serve return. For more experienced players, I will work with you to either identify areas for improvement or to work on areas you’ve identified you would like to improve.
- Solstice Park
- 7400 Fauntleroy Way Sw
- Seattle, WA 98136
Irvin is a great coach. He’s a true student of the game and will teach you not only how to hit the ball but also how to play tennis. He cares about his students and will go the extra mile to help you develop. He makes every lesson fun while still working on improving your technique. I highly recommend him whether you are just learning to play or if you are an advanced player wanting to improve your skills.
Irvin is a terrific tennis instructor. My daughter loves taking lessons from him. Irvin does a wonderful job of not only improving her tennis skills, but he also builds her confidence and enjoyment of the game.